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Universal Soldier (1992)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 10 July 1992 (USA)
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Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Viet Nam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.

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Roland Emmerich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Luc Deveraux / GR44
Dolph Lundgren ... Andrew Scott / GR13
Ally Walker ... Veronica Roberts
Ed O'Ross ... Colonel Perry
Jerry Orbach ... Dr. Christopher Gregor
Leon Rippy ... Woodward
Tico Wells Tico Wells ... Garth
Ralf Moeller ... GR76 (as Ralph Moeller)
Robert Trebor ... Motel Owner
Gene Davis ... Lieutenant
Drew Snyder ... Charles
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... GR55 (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Simon Rhee ... GR61
Eric Norris ... GR86
Michael Winther Michael Winther ... Technician
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Storyline

An elite team of soldiers has been used against terrorists where they use astounding physical capabilities to overcome them. Victoria, a reporter, follows them and discovers a part of their secret. When one of the team kills her cameraman she tries to escape. Luc, one of the soldiers begins to have flashbacks and turns sides and helps her as the remainder of the team follows to protect their secrets. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Robots runs amok See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence, and for strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Studio Canal [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crystal Knights See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,057,084, 12 July 1992

Gross USA:

$36,299,898

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,299,898
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut) (TV)

Sound Mix:

CDS (digital 35 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (analog 35 mm prints) (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

5 years earlier, Dolph Lundgren had played He-Man in Masters of the Universe (1987). A sequel had been written but was abandoned and Albert Pyun rewrote the script and it went from Masters of the Universe 2 to Cyborg (1989) starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as Gibson Rickenbacker. See more »

Goofs

Luc's hair during the showdown with Scott. See more »

Quotes

Scott: You can't run from this war soldier! Not under my command. You're growing weak. You should have taken your... medication.
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Alternate Versions

The Australian theatrical release of the film was heavily cut to receive an M rating. Gone were the head-shots to Vietnamese villagers, Scott getting the knife in the gut by Luc, the diner fight was heavily trimmed, a scientist getting impaled on a needle, the supermarket shootout and Dolph's demise on the farm machinery. All of these cuts were restored for an R rated VHS release and later, an MA15+ rated DVD/Bluray release. See more »


Soundtracks

Waking Up And Walking Out The Door
Written by Wendy Kramer and Harry Shannon
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Flat, Plain Action!!!
25 April 2005 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

Nothing special whatsoever. I did not like this movie because there was nothing to it. A decent movie has to have a twist and en excellent movie will have multiple twists but this had none. It relied purely on the fact that Jean-Claude Van Damme was in it and that didn't carry it. It made a few bad attempts at humor but even put those in at the wrong times. There was nothing terribly original about the fight scenes either which I was surprised at because Jean-Claude Van Damme generally does have pretty good fight scenes but they just didn't seem to be there in this film.

The only reason I can give anyone to watch this movie is if you're an absolutely die hard Jean-Claude fan. Otherwise do not bother.


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